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Post by bohemian rhapsody » Mon Aug 15, 2005 3:41 am

this isn't germane to the conversation going on here, but the topic name suggests i put forth my query here - what is ART? with reference to embryos :?

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Post by Dr.Stein » Mon Aug 15, 2005 9:44 am

ART is an acronym for Assisted Reproductive Technology.

ART is a general term used to refer to methods used to achieve pregnancy by artificial or partially artificial means (i.e where sexual intercourse does not take place). A more narrow definition applies to methods where the egg cells and sperm are handled in the laboratory to achieve fertilization. ART techniques include in vitro fertilisation and, based on the range of the definition, may include artificial insemination.

ART includes:
- Artificial Insemination (AI)
- Zygote Intra Fallopian Transfer (ZIFT)
- Gamete Intra Fallopian Transfer (GIFT)
- In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
- Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)
- Intra Uterine Insemination (IUI)
- Egg Transfer
- Egg Donation
- Many other technologies involving work with sperm and eggs in an embryology laboratory.

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